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How to connect wii to net with no wireless internet

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Savin4aWii, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Savin4aWii

    Savin4aWii True Blue Aussie

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    i have had my wii for about a month now a i want to connect it to the internet but i dont have wireless or lan i only have a computer connected 2 the net is there anything i can do to connect it to the internet? eg. A cable or somethin'???

    If u can help plz
     
  2. Nintendo93

    Nintendo93 Playin' Zack & Wiki

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    You don't have a local area network? So you mean you're on dialup?
     
  3. Savin4aWii

    Savin4aWii True Blue Aussie

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    No on broadband
     
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    Savin4aWii True Blue Aussie

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    where do u plug it in 2 yr wii
    :idea:
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    you plug it into one of the 2 USB ports on the back panel of
    the Wii.

    you then connect the LAN adaptors ethernet port to a suitable
    ethernet cable and then into a spare ethernet port on your PC.

    follow the instructions to get the connection working.
     
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    Fredvdp WiiChat Member

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    That's if you PC has a spare ethernet port. I plugged it into the wall (which leads to a router) just as Nintendo described it. I think this would give less problems than when it's connected to a PC.
     
  9. Savin4aWii

    Savin4aWii True Blue Aussie

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    i dont have a spare ethernet cable with my modem so i might have to get the wifi connecter which u plugin into ur usb (seems easy enough):aureola:
     
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    Just make sure you've got XP running on your PC.
     
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    WiiBad Member of Wiichat

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    You can use the Wifi usb dongle if you have XP. But if you get a LAN adapter (wired connection), make sure you plug it directly into your modem rather than to your PC (not sure it will even work like that). As far as the wired connection goes, you will probably have to unplug your modem every time (to reset PC settings) plus have to change out the wires when you wanna hook up the Wii; it can be alot of hassle. Heard lots of stuff about the usb dongle messing up and not working, etc. Why not just get a router?
     
  12. Savin4aWii

    Savin4aWii True Blue Aussie

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    i do have xp but i dont have a laptop so there wouldnt be any point getting a router. And with the usb wifi thing i have a DS so it'll work 4 that as well
    :yesnod:
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  13. Fredvdp

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    Why would you need a laptop to use a router?
     
  14. Savin4aWii

    Savin4aWii True Blue Aussie

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    cause there would be no point gettin a internet router if i am goin to use it just 4 my wii
     
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    I think that he means that his desktop is plugged straight into the modem and he doesn't want to buy a router. He's assuming that there's no use for the router since he doesn't have any wireless devices.

    To the original poster: you should indeed buy a wireless router. Not only will it solve your Wii connection problems (for not much more money than the Wii LAN adapter!), but it will give you firewall protection for your PC and you'll have a wireless network so you can allow friends, etc. with laptops to come over and use it. Trust me--it's worth it.
     
  16. Savin4aWii

    Savin4aWii True Blue Aussie

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    Anyways Now Were getting a Router 4 the new laptop Because this computer Sux big time :yesnod:
     
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    Alright, thats good to hear :lol:
     
  18. [DT]

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    Excellent advice. I've seen this scenario come up several times - and in each case by far the simplest and most functional solution is just buying a wireless router. (It's not even more expensive vs. some of the other alternate solutions where additional hardware is involved).

    ~DT
     

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